Or is it the other way around? At any rate, here’s the Bernie’s Bill for what he wants his fellow Democrats to help him do once he’s elected President.
His agenda includes an estimated $15 trillion for a government-run health-care program that covers every American….
He wants, also, $1.2 trillion to expand Social Security and its benefit payouts, so as to increase the dependence of Americans on government for our well-being.
He wants $750 billion for tuition-free public schools and easier “refinancing” of student debt. With the cynicism typical of today’s Democrats, he knows full well the tuition won’t be free, it’ll be paid for by the rest of us in higher taxes and greater Federal debt—which is higher taxes tomorrow. What he carefully elides, too, is that his easier “refinancing” amounts to converting student debt to taxpayer-funded grants. Behind our backs.
And on, and on.
The full Bernie’s Bill runs to $18 trillion over the next 10 years, a sum for which he’ll pay over those same 10 years with tax increases of $6.5 trillion and…debt: an additional $11.5 trillion in higher taxes later on.
The bottom line, and the carefully shrunken fine print, of all this is the enormous expansion of the Federal government. This is the Democratic Party. This is the Progressive Party of Herb Croly, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama…and Bernie Sanders. The Party holds that the
average American individual is morally and intellectually inadequate to serious and consistent conception of his responsibilities as a democrat.
We need our betters, these Democrats, these Obama/Clinton/Progressives, to tell us what we must do, what our moral and intellectual responsibilities are. And as Clinton herself put it, they’re going to take things away from us on behalf of their common good.